This picture was in my memories yesterday. Storms invade, they come, they bring pain and loss. Then, the sun comes out again. They are fierce, but they do not last forever. They shape us, but there is hope in the anchoring in the midst. I was inspired to paint this. I couldn’t find a bigContinue reading “The Spirit’s Work in the Storm”
Mommas…a lot is going on inside and for the sake of everyone, we cannot live unexamined lives. Encouragement for you today…
“Remain in Me…let My words remain in you…” I can trace my life each week–my feelings, my behaviors, my thoughts–simply by the time I spend in God’s word and in His presence. More tired, snippy, impatient? Yep, I skimped on time with Him. Sorry to people who dealt with me last week! Quick to assumeContinue reading “Making the Word Come Alive”
When you feel remembered–when someone acknowledges and leans in, it is so powerful. You feel seen and heard and chosen. There’s nothing more deflating than having to introduce yourself to a person for the 49th time, and they have no clue who you are. It feels empty. That’s why I love to connect with people–weContinue reading “Forget Me Not”
Many people in the course of these years of blogging in infertility or teaching in the midst have come to me or commented on how my blogs have encouraged them in the weight of their journeys. Some that I suspected might struggle, some who I had no clue were struggling… Some of you might say,Continue reading “Why I share vulnerable places…”
In the last few days I have had several conversations that remind me that our feelings can be tricky. We have feelings for a reason. They help us express joy and enjoy life. They can be exhilirating. They often can alert us to something big going on in our heart and relationships. Feelings are notContinue reading “Feelings, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Feelings…”
As I looked toward this new year, I am overwhelmed. Yes, we are having a baby (still sounds crazy to say), but that is not until June. I am seemingly overwhelmed by every task and relationship I face even before the new year rolls. This Christmas season has been busy. We traveled forContinue reading “A humble entrance”
It seems that everytime I post something I am learning or convicted with, the week following gives another chance to learn even more. The last post was about need–and I have been driven to even more need this week. Physically I have been in need from the way I feel on hormones. Emotionally IContinue reading “Layers”
The Ongoing Need For The Gospel. I am willing to beat this drum until my death. This is our life–take it, know it, treasure it. We do not outgrow the gospel. This is a great article to remind us again.
Check out this blog post at WDC. I hope it will be an encouragement to you.